Tag: birth

I wouldn’t want to be born… today…

I wouldn’t want to be born… today…

A close friend of mine, James, from my hometown in South Africa, who also now lives in England, is doubtful about starting a family with his partner, Sally. James is unsure it’s the best decision for him given the state of the world, together with many other reasons. Sally is adamant she wants a child, …

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Choosing to birth while the world’s in chaos

Choosing to birth while the world’s in chaos

I feel sad for Mary, a close friend who recently gave birth to a son. Childbirth in the time of COVID, she cries. She wishes for others to be more aware of their choices and all the pros and cons before their lives change forever; change in unimaginable ways. And putting further strain on a …

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